International News

World’s Oldest Man Dies at 112

World’s Oldest Man Dies at 112

  • The world’s oldest man Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia has passed away at the age of 112
  • The Spaniard had been declared the oldest living man in the world when he turned 112 years and 211 days old, a few months ago
  • The 1.5 meter (4.9 feet) tall Spaniard was set to clock 113 in February

The world’s oldest man Spaniard Saturnino de la Fuente García has died at the age of 112 years and 341 days.

Oldest man

The news was confirmed by Guinness World Records’ Senior Gerontology Consultant Robert Young, who also confirmed Saturnino as the oldest living male in September 2021.

The Spaniard was said to own the record when he clocked 112 years and 211 days, in September and his 113th birthday was to be celebrated next month.

Saturnino was one of few men that avoided being drafted to fight in the 1936 Spanish Civil War because of his diminutive 4.9 feet height.

He instead ran a successful shoe business and raised a family of seven children during his lifetime.

When he wasn’t occupied with his shoe business, Saturnino had another passion: playing football.

He was a supporter of Leon’s team Cultural Leonesa and also co-founded Puente Castro’s local team.

The world record holder survived by his children 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Read also: 5 Oldest Buildings in Nigeria

Despite being the oldest living man, according to Guinness World Records, Saturnino is not the oldest living person to be recorded.

That record belongs to France’s Jeanne Louise Calment who died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days.

Follow on our social media handles FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to keep up with trending news, breaking news, entertainment news, and hot gist.

Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button